FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. of Calgary, Alberta, has secured a US$6.2 million contract with WestJet to install FLYHT’s Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS) on more than 160 of the airline’s aircraft. WestJet will use AFIRS on its entire Boeing 737 fleet.
Under the terms of the five-year agreement, FLYHT will provide WestJet with AFIRS units to support satellite communications (Satcom) as well as Satcom Air Traffic Control (ATC) data safety services, FANS datalink (allowing pilots and ATC to communicate directly, using digital text transmissions), and voice capabilities.
“Westjet is on its way to becoming a global network airline and adding them to our growing customer base is a milestone for FLYHT,” said Derek Taylor, sales director at FLYHT. “With each new customer, we gain an additional proof point that validates the efficacy of our solutions.”